A Presocratics Reader

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Patricia Curd, Richard D. McKirahan
Hackett Publishing Company, 1996 - Reference - 126 pages
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Ideal for a two-to-three week introduction to the Presocratics and Sophists, this volume offers a selection of the extant remains of early Greek philosophical thought on cosmology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, together with unobtrusive, minimally interpretive editorial material: an introduction, brief headnotes, maps, and a concordance.

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User Review  - Bob Nichols - Goodreads

In the introduction, the editor states that in 585 BC Thales “reportedly predicted an eclipse of the sun” and that this marked the beginning of philosophy and science in Western thought. Some of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Della Torre - Goodreads

A compilation of primary source material from the Presocratic philosophers in ancient Greece. Though this is not the book's fault, it is often times difficult to piece together an entire philosophical ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Richard McKirahan is the Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA. His publications include "Cicero, De Natura Deorum, Book I" (1997), " A PreSocratics Reader" (1996) and "Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy" (1995).

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